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LEWISTON – Stanford’s Brandon Wu never stumbled or even wobbled on his march to the Porter Cup golf championship Saturday. The college junior-to-be shot a bogey-free, 6-under-par 64 on the final round to cruise to a three-shot victory. Wu finished at 11-under 269 in the 59th annual event at Niagara Falls Country Club. The 64 tied for the third-best final-round sc…

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LEWISTON – It was easy to see the sentimental favorite in the Porter Cup Friday. There were a lot of burnt-orange caps and longhorn logos among the several hundred fans at Niagara Falls Country Club. They were not disappointed, because University of Texas star Gavin Hall put himself in position to win yet again. And once again, the Porter Cup is set up for a dramatic …

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LEWISTON - There’s Travis Smyth, the 36th-ranked amateur golfer in the world playing in his last Porter Cup before turning pro. There’s Gavin Hall, another soon-to-be pro who has finished in the top eight here each of his last five appearances, including two runner-ups. Then of course there’s Harrison Endycott, the defending Porter Cup champion and No. 16 amateur in …

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LEWISTON - Almost 50 people gathered around the 18th green as Harrison Endycott stood over his final putt of the day, a gimme in front of the cup to finish his round at 4-under. A picture of Endycott, in which he cradles the silver Porter Cup trophy with his left arm and dons a Masters-esque green jacket with a wide grin, sits on a table nearby. All eyes at the Porter C…

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LEWISTON - Gavin Hall has come oh-so-close to winning the Porter Cup. As his great amateur golf career comes to a close, it would be fitting – almost justice – if he got over the hump and claimed the title in his last chance this week. The Pittsford phenom and University of Texas star has finished in the top eight of the prestigious tournament at Niagara Falls Co…

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Adam Scott showed up on the doorstep of Craig Avery’s Lewiston home for the first time 19 years ago. It was 11 p.m. July 16, Scott’s 18th birthday, and he’d arrived for a weeklong stay at Avery’s place on Mountain View Drive while he played in the Porter Cup, an elite amateur golf tournament that attracts the top talent from around the globe. Scott was travel…

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LEWISTON – Two of the world’s top amateur golfers slugged it out in a memorable finish to the Porter Cup last summer. A rare sequel is on the horizon when the 59th annual golf tournament is held this week at Niagara Falls Country Club. Australia’s Harrison Endycott last year rallied from four shots down over the last seven holes to win by one over All-American …

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The origins of this project were simple enough. During last year’s Porter Cup, News deputy sports editor Bob DiCesare and I were looking through the program put out by the tournament committee when we came across a page with the current top 25 in the world golf rankings, highlighting just how many of them had competed at Niagara Falls Country Club. Every year, the …

LEWISTON – Denny McCarthy knows what it’s like to walk up the fairway on the 18th hole at a major championship. It almost feels as good as what he experienced Saturday at Niagara Falls Country Club. McCarthy, a recent University of Virginia graduate, won the 57th Porter Cup in his final appearance of the prestigious amateur tournament. A bright future in professional…

The final round of the 57th Porter Cup is shaping up to a memorable one. Three players -- Denny McCarthy, Gavin Hall and Carter Jenkins -- share the lead at 9-under-par 201 after 54 holes. They will tee off at 12:10 p.m. at Niagara Falls Country Club, with tee times having been moved up slightly with just a 10 percent chance of rain for late in the afternoon. Virginia Te…

LEWISTON -- The final round of the Porter Cup promises to be a good one. Pittsford's Gavin Hall, tournament favorite Denny McCarthy and North Carolina's Carter Jenkins will make up the final grouping Saturday at Niagara Falls Country Club. They share the lead at 9-under 201 after Friday's third round. Hall, who held the lead for much of the day, fell behind by one shot w…